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Exercise, Nutrition and Health PhD

Exercise, Nutrition and Health PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Nutrition Personal Fitness Personal Health

Course type


Course Summary

The School for Policy Studies links theory, policy and practice in a multidisciplinary, research-intensive environment. Our research engages with and influences national and international policy. The team of policy experts come from a wide variety of backgrounds in social policy research, social work, sociology, history, human geography, economics, psychology, physical activity, nutrition and health sciences, based within specialist research centres. The research examines policy areas that affect us all in day-to-day life, influences and challenges policies implemented by governments and institutions and investigates the issues, factors and attitudes underlying the social concerns that make our headlines every day.

The school is an exciting environment for graduate studies; we welcome students from the UK and around the world to join our diverse and highly-rated research team. We particularly welcome applications on topics with direct relevance to national and international policy or social work concerns.

The PhD in Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences establishes a sound research training base and provides practical experience, meaning our students are prepared for different types of employment, including research, policy and intervention implementation.

Many of our students have continued with academic careers, either as post-doctoral researchers or as research associates in UK and international universities. Other students have been successful in a range of careers, including government policy and health promotion at a local, national and international level.

Different course options

Full time | Clifton Campus | 4 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold an upper second-class honours degree and a pass at MSc/MA level (or equivalent experience/qualification).